Summer is an excellent time to develop dance technique, as students are not distracted with the stresses of school. Springfield Ballet offers summer camps, two summer intensive options, and a six week session of classes which allows students to continue their ballet training while enjoying their summer break.
Registration is now open through the Register Now page. The Summer Registration Packet has detailed information regarding classes, camps and Intensive options along with schedules, tuition pricing and more. Register for classes and camps/intensives before May 30 and only pay $10 for the registration fee.
Information regarding the new MOve Summer Intensive, a partnership between Missouri State University's Theatre and Dance department and Springfield Ballet, can be found here.For information about returning to our studios after COVID-19, please visit our School FAQs page.
Springfield Ballet offers in-studio summer camps and intensives for all ages of dancers in July.
For the youngest dancers, Fairy Tale (ages 3-5) and Prince and Princess (ages 6-9) Ballet Camps allow children to experience dance class and learn about other artistic aspects that are a part of ballet such as music, drama, and dance history. Dancers have dance class, craft and story time, snack and nutrition education, and more each day in these week-long, half day camps.
Older dancers (ages 7-14) may participate in the Plié Ballet Camp. Daily ballet technique class is taught as well as classes in other dance styles including modern and improvisation / choreography, and stretch and strengthen. Other learned subjects include musical theatre, nutrition, anatomy and physiology and dance history during this week-long, full day camp.
Each camp concludes with a performance and special presentation by the dancers for their parents and guests. For summer 2021, end-of-camp performances may be live-streamed and/or recorded due to studio capacity restraints.
Summer 2021 camp dates:
- Fairytale Camp (ages 3-5): July 12-16, 1/2 day
- Prince & Princess Camp (ages 6-9): July 19-23, 1/2 day
- Plie Camp (ages 7-14): July 12-16, full day
For more serious dancers, Springfield Ballet offers two summer intensive opportunities:
For intermediate dancers, a Junior Intensive option (approx. ages 9 and up, Ballet 3 & Ballet 4) provides a first-step in the intensive world, giving them experiences throughout the week that challenge them as a dancer while still being age-and-ability appropriate. Dancers have technique and repertoire classes, learn about ballet history, enjoy elective dance style classes in modern and jazz, and experience improvisation and character classes. The Junior Intensive concludes with a performance and special presentation by dancers for their parents and guests (may be live-streamed and recorded only).
For incoming 7-12 grade dancers in advanced levels (approx. Ballet 5 and up), Springfield Ballet partners with Missouri State University's Theatre and Dance department to offer MOve Summer Intensive, July 25-31, 2021. This intensive opportunity provides dance and dance-related instruction each day by MSU and Springfield Ballet faculty, along with regionally and nationally-recognized guest artists. Disciplines covered include classical ballet, pointe, modern, improvisation and repertoire. This summer intensive concludes with a performance and special presentation by dancers (may be live-streamed and recorded only).
To learn more about MOve Summer Intensive, click here.
Summer 2021 intensive dates:
- Junior Intensive (ages 9+, by placement): July 19-23, full day
- MOve Summer Intensive (incoming 7-12th graders): July 25-31, full day
Springfield Ballet’s six-week class session mirrors the semesters offered in both fall and winter/spring. A condensed class session in the summer allows students to continue their training while still allowing time to rest and enjoy summer vacation. Summer 2021 class sessions will run June 1 - July 12 (no Fridays).
Stay in Shape classes
Taking several weeks off from classes can be detrimental to a dancer's ability to maintain and progress technique, especially once the dancer reaches intermediate and advanced levels of technique. To help with this, Springfield Ballet offers Stay-in-Shape classes for upper level dancers.
Tuesday, May 11 & May 18 and Thursday, May 13 & May 20
Click Here to Register for Stay in Shape Classes
New to Springfield Ballet? Complete our Pre-Registration Form to help us assist you in proper placement, here.